Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Remembring 7/11......




On July 11, 2006, a series of blasts on Mumbai's local trains rocked the city.It's been exactly a year since, and the country pays homage to the victims who lost their lives in one of the biggest strikes anywhere in the world ......


A year after the 7/11 serial blasts in Mumbai, ppl remember the horrific day tht left hundreds of ppl scarred for life. Seven blasts ripped thru the city's western railway line network. Over 200 people died and hundreds more were injured...... in just span of 10 minutes...






Imagine.... Everyone busy with their daily routine and after a day long hardwork... returning back to their homes totally unaware of the nightmare tht was abt to come.....




Within the next 10 minutes, seven blasts occurred on seven trains, all of them on different points along the western railway line.

Tht terror left a horrifying memories...




Blast at Matunga station was the worst one......






I still remember ..... was no keeping well on tht day so left office bit early nd on the way to home, i met one of my frnd nd she insisted me nd took me to her home... i left at around 6 pm from her place nd thot tht i wld get 6.25 virar train.... but somehow got stuck up in traffic nd whn i reached... wht i saw was huge mass of ppl..... everyone running.... long queues on PCO booth...some to inquire abt their family members, some to say tht not to worry, they r safe nd wld reach home soon....ppl catching auto nd buses..... some heading towards home.. some to their nearby relative's place.... i came to know from one person talking on phone tht "Borivali mein bhi blast hua....." Iasked him.... "borivali mein bhi matlab?? he said paach blast ho chuke nd ths was the sixth one....Matunga, Mahim, Bandra, Jogeshwari aur ab borivali... sab jagah par.... nd i was completely shocked.... nd after sometime i heared from someone tht .... one more blast at Bhayander-Mira road .... the condition all over was really bad....


The most horrifying was when i went ahead on the station.... wht i can see was thousands of ppl .... wht was the condition on the platform was not at all seen..... ppl had surrounded from everywhere.... wht i can see was groups of ppl coming out one by one carrying injured.... nd dead bodies.... taking thm to the nearby hospitals. Thanks to all autowalas nd buses... tht they helped like nythng....

I tried calling my dad nd sister but all the networks were blocked ... cldnt reach them.... nd my mom was so worried...she was continuously trying my no... somehow reached me... nd i jst cldnt stop my tears... the only thing i cld speak was.... i m safe.


Everyone helping out each other.... ppl who were stranded.... auto nd buses provided their best services helping ppl to reach their home... taking injured to the hospitals.... Whole night S.V. road nd highways were jam packed with vehicles, trucks, tempos, buses nd all carrying ppl back to their home.... many residents were distributing biscuit packets, vada paavs, water bottels to the ppl who were going back to their home which were at distant places as due to traffic many ppl reached home on the next day.


Hospitals were flooded with injured nd dead bodies.... doctors, nurses were on their toes attending everyone... it was heartening tht the local patients who were already admitted there.... they too started helping ..... cleaning nd dressing up wounds, etc..... blood banks were providing their service by reaching every hospitals they cld.... nd teh story goes on..... ppl strongly united nd did their best to help out each other.


Today.... v look back at the day of terror tht has left a trail of painful memories. I still remember the stories tht news channel nd newspapers wld say abt the injured nd dead persons..... majority of them were young middle class guys.... some just married.... some college students, some who had small kids.... some who lost their hands, some who got crutches forever...some who lost their hearing sense.... some who were comatised... some who lost their father .... some who lost their only son.... nd so on...


I remember ... i was not able to sleep for so many nights......





Today.... after a year..... still those horrifying memories doesnt go from our minds..... still some ppl r struggling to survive.... some ppl r still in coma, some all well but handicap....


Mumbai is running back at the same pace.... but with a fear of terror which can strike nywhere.... at anytime.....


I pray for all those who lost their lives in these blasts .... may their soul rest in peace...

1 comment:

mehak said...

My Prayers.

Your exp was a li'l horrifying...scary...